Woodworm treatment and control solutions.

So you may have noticed evidence of wood boring insects.

What do you do now?

Well, don't panic. In a situation like this it's important to call in the experts. There are many different types of wood boring insect that could have been found, and some have potentially more serious impact on your property than others.

However it pays to call in the professionals as soon as you know you have a problem, to avoid the woodworm causing further damage to your property. Untreated woodworm larvae can seriously weaken a building’s floorboards, joists and beams.

Get your woodworm treated in 3 easy steps

1. Contact us for a FREE woodworm 
Call us on 0800 980 9767 to book a free survey. We're here to help you.

2. Book a survey at a time convenient to you

Our expert woodworm technicians will carry out a survey and will discuss your problem and provide a quote and details of our recommended treatment. If you need a detailed written report, say for insurance purposes, we can also provide this for a fee. 

3. We will carry out the treatment

Our BCPA certified technicians will carry out your woodworm treatment. We have a range of treatments available depending on the pest and the type of wood involved.

Sorry, but we don't treat furniture.


Learn about woodworm

Woodworm is the general term used to describe all wood boring pests. The most common is the furniture beetle. The adult furniture beetle is a small brown insect which flies quite readily. The female lays her eggs on rough unpolished wood and the grubs bore straight into the wood leaving no trace until they emerge 3 years or so later. This is usually between May and September. Woodworm is frequently introduced into the house in second hand furniture or wicker work but the beetles are quite capable of flying through a window from nearby dead branches of trees.

The larvae burrow into wood where they feed and create a maze of tunnels over many years. Woodworm is the generic name given to a range of wood boring insects

Other wood boring insects include: 

  • Deathcwatch Beetle
  • House Longhorn
  • Powder Post Beetle
  • Wood Boring Weevils
  • Ambrosia Beetle
  • Fan Bearing Wood Borer
  • Wood Borer and Wharf Borer

Avoid introducing suspected furniture into a property if you think it has woodworm.

Keep regular checks if old timbers are exposed in old properties and look out for powder deposits.

When using log burners, try to avoid using wood which looks heavily infested or burn straight away.

Seek free professional advice. There are various treatments for various timbers.

Pastes, silicones, gels, sprays, water based sprays and solvents which are used on hard and soft woods as required. Any more information, please visit our woodworm website – www.abatewoodwormltd.co.uk

We also have a range of DIY woodworm treatments available from our online pest shop. These have been designed to treat small items of furniture, if you have a major infestation you should call in the professionals. We can provide a free site survey, free advice plus long term guarantees on our work.  

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